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Re: GNU licenses

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2006 19:54:34 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> cease-and-desist order "I downloaded this from somewhere and did not
> bother reading the conditions before redistributing it".

Go cease-and-desist all those binary only distributors (contributors
including) of GPLv2 stuff on bittorrents and alike. Let me know.

And for the upteenth time stupid: restrictions on redistribution in 
spite of statutory rights under 17 USC 109 and 117 require enforcable 
contract. And formation of enforcable contract needs manifestation of 
assent, retard.

"Netscape argues that the mere act of downloading indicates
assent. However, downloading is hardly an unambiguous indication
of assent. The primary purpose of downloading is to obtain a
product, not to assent to an agreement. ... Netscape's failure
to require users of SmartDownload to indicate assent to its
license as a precondition to downloading and using its software
is fatal to its argument that a contract has been formed." 


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